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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Lensic Performing Arts Center

Santa Fe's performing arts center

92.86

211 West San Francisco Street Santa Fe, NM 87501
tel: (505) 988-7050   Web Site
EIN: 85-0448396

Board Leadership
Nancy Zeckendorf
Chairman

CEO
Joel Aalberts
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.86
  Financial 90.74
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since opening in 1931, The Lensic has been an anchor in Santa Fe's downtown. Now, the restored theater thrives as the city's premier performing arts center, with a diverse program of world-class theater, music, dance, film and lecturers. More than just a performance venue, the Lensic is an organization with extensive programs that build partnerships within the community, provide support to fellow non-profits and include youth in all aspects of the performing arts. And we are working hard, alongside the many performing groups who use the Lensic, to ensure that audiences are continually offered new and exciting performances by presenting our own unique programs and collaborating with local artists to develop original works.

Since opening in 1931, The Lensic has been an anchor in Santa Fe's downtown. Now, the restored theater thrives as the city's premier performing arts center, with a diverse program of world-class theater, music, dance, film and lecturers. More than just a performance venue, the Lensic is an organization with extensive programs that build partnerships within the community, provide support to fellow non-profits and include youth in all aspects of the performing arts. And we are working hard, alongside the many performing groups who use the Lensic, to ensure that audiences are continually offered new and exciting performances by presenting our own unique programs and collaborating with local artists to develop original works.

Financial

90.74

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
76.6%
  Administrative Expenses 13.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.03
  Program Expenses Growth 2.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lensic Performing Arts Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lensic Performing Arts Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lensic Performing Arts Center (NM) 92.86
Film Forum (NY) 88.52
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (DC) 88.74
Society of the Four Arts (FL) 88.64
The Sheldon Arts Foundation (MO) 85.46

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,483,404
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $118,381
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $366,013
Total Contributions $3,967,798
   Program Service Revenue $1,951,043
Total Primary Revenue $5,918,841
   Other Revenue $307,694
TOTAL REVENUE $6,226,535
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,124,969
   Administrative Expenses $579,744
   Fundraising Expenses $478,958
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,183,671
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,042,864
   
Net Assets $12,244,951

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Lensic's Artistic Presentations $2,376,528 76.0%
Historic Lensic Theater $748,441 24.0%

Ratings History
Lensic Performing Arts Center has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 07/01/2021 92.86
2018-12 07/01/2020 92.71
2017-12 10/01/2019 92.39
2016-12 06/01/2018 90.46
2015-12 07/01/2017 95.39
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.86
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 83.36
2012-12 04/01/2014 87.93
2011-12 04/01/2013 91.17
2010-12 04/01/2012 90.95
2009-12 09/20/2011 83.51
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 86.72
2008-12 04/01/2010 81.46
2007-12 02/01/2009 78.69
2006-12 03/01/2008 91.97
2005-12 04/01/2007 95.03
2004-12 01/01/2006 87.28
2003-12 09/01/2005 84.15

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 85-0448396
Name in IRS Master File LENSIC PERFORMING ARTS CENTER CORPORATION
NTEE Code T99
NTEE Classification Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations N.E.C.
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(90) Cultural performances
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date July, 1998
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$156,308 3.73% Joel Aalberts Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lensic Performing Arts Center (NM) 92.86
Strathmore (MD) 85.56
Geffen Playhouse (CA) 95.40
CAPA New Haven (CT) 85.00
The Woodruff Arts Center (GA) 88.46

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Charity Contact Info

Lensic Performing Arts Center
211 West San Francisco Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
tel: (505) 988-7050
fax: (505) 988-4370
EIN: 85-0448396

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Board Leadership

Nancy Zeckendorf
Chairman

CEO

Joel Aalberts
Executive Director

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